The Weekend Must List: October 2 - 4

From watching films by local talent, eating and shucking oysters, and mad art by MadArt

Category: Arts + Events Articles


From watching films by local talent, eating and shucking oysters, and mad art by MadArt– these are our top to-do's for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

12th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival
This showcase of Northwest filmmaking includes documentary and fiction, feature-length as well as short films, live performance, audience participation and installation art—and never fails to wow audiences with its wealth of local talent. Times and prices vary. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave.; 206.829.7863;

Moore to Life Premiere
Seattle magazine’s entertaining expert Kelley Moore launches her own television series—Moore to Life—on KONG-TV this month. The 30-minute, weekly show is packed with Moore’s innovative tips for dining, design and home décor. Later this month (10/18), don’t miss Moore’s appearance on HGTV’s ( Halloween special, where she decks out a house for tricks and treats. Moore to Life, Saturdays at 10 a.m. starting 10/3. KONG 6/16;



No city celebrates seafood better—or bigger—than Shelton, home of OysterFest, the 28th annual West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival. This two-day event is a great place to catch the best eats from the deep blue. Check out the annual seafood cook-off while sipping some of the state’s best wines and chowing down on boatloads of mouthwatering saltwater snacks that give “seafood” a whole new meaning (bacon-wrapped oysters! smoked sockeye salmon bagels! crabwiches!). Also featured will be live music, an Iron Chef competition, and art and photography contests. –TC  $5, ages 5 and younger free. Mason County Fairgrounds, 751 W Fairgrounds Road, Shelton; 360.426.2021;

The Window Art Project
Local organization MadArt is bringing art to the streets – via the windows of 19 stores in Madison Park. A carefully selected group of up-and-coming Seattle artists developed installations specifically for the selected spaces, creating eye-catching and unique works that can be seen even when the shops are closed (in fact, after dark, the well-lit windows make for a fantastic viewing experience). Come, gaze, and buy if you’re so inclined, but hurry – the exhibit, which started September 12, ends October 4. Madison Park;